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"One of the most profoundly important (and disturbing) things about the Internet," writes James McGee, "is that fundamentally no one is in charge." This article links to and describes the man most responsible for that, David Reed. "Reed, along with J.H.Salzer and D.D. Clark, wrote a seminal paper in the early days of the design of ARPANET and TCP/IP called End-to-End Arguments in System Design that laid out the reasons that hierarchical solutions were a bad idea in designing a network of the scale and complexity envisioned for the ARPANET."

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